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Local police dispel myths about speeding tickets

Local police dispel myths about speeding tickets

Chloe Lewis believes a police officer’s judgement is fair, but speeding-ticket fines are not. When Lewis was pulled over for driving more than 15 mph over the speed limit, she received a warning. “I didn’t have any points or anything,” […]
Politics
Democrat withdraws from 4th Congressional District race, lends support to Alma practitioner

Democrat withdraws from 4th Congressional District race, lends support to Alma practitioner

Democrat John Barker dropped out of the 4th Congressional District race Monday to lend his support to Alma resident Jeff Holmes. Barker, a former Union Township supervisor, announced on his campaign’s Facebook page that he is ending his campaign to […]
Metro
Taylor Martin, left, and Tracy Thomson, right, stand at Versailles in Paris, France moments before Martin proposed to Thomson in the fall of 2013. (Photo Courtesy | Tracy Thomson)

‘Be who you are and be proud’: CMU alumnus plans same-sex wedding in 2015

When Tracy Thomson and Taylor Martin came out to their families, they were met with apprehension. Not because they were gay, but because society can be a cruel place for members of the LGBTQ community. Both of the couple’s loved ones […]
Crime Log / Metro

Crime log: April 11-14

The follow incidents were reported between 1 a.m. on April 11, and 3 a.m. on April 14 by the Mount Pleasant Police Department. April 11 1:50 a.m. – A 21-year-old Rockford man was cited for disorderly conduct at 2000 S. […]
Metro / Student Government
New SGA leadership hope to incorporate new tax help program next year

New SGA leadership hope to incorporate new tax help program next year

Stress and anxiety brought on by the impending deadline for tax season left Omar Kandah relying on his family for help. The Canton junior and employee at the Real Food on Campus residential dining hall, said his dad worked with […]
Metro / Police/Courts

Sophomore pleads guilty to October assaults in Merrill Hall

Canton sophomore John Rubio pleaded guilty Friday to charges stemming from the assaults of three other students in Merrill Hall in late October. The 18-year-old was charged with one count of first-degree home invasion, criminal sexual conduct-assault with intent of penetration, […]
Metro
ACLU files lawsuit against state of Michigan for same-sex marriage benefits

ACLU files lawsuit against state of Michigan for same-sex marriage benefits

A lawsuit was filed by The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan against the state of Michigan on Monday to legally recognize the 300 same-sex marriages performed last month. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of eight of these couples. […]
Metro / Police/Courts
Police identify CMU student arrested following three sexual assaults

Police identify CMU student arrested following three sexual assaults

A 25-year-old Central Michigan University freshman was arrested at 3 a.m. Sunday, for fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct and assault and battery. Mohammad Alradhi is accused of assaulting a female student on three occasions – April 8, 12 and 13. The assaults […]
Business/Nonprofits / Metro
Community Compassion Network benefit dinner raises $4,250

Community Compassion Network benefit dinner raises $4,250

The Community Compassion Network’s annual benefit dinner raised $4,250 through donations and a silent auction – enough to fund the operation of the food pantry for an entire week. According to Interim Director of CCN Faye Schaeffer, it costs $3,000 […]
Metro / Police/Courts
Police investigating break-in at Green Spot Pub

Police investigating break-in at Green Spot Pub

Mount Pleasant Police Department is seeking information from the public in the investigation of a break-in and robbery at the Green Spot Pub on Wednesday. Money was stolen from the Green Spot Pub, located at 808 N. Mission St. There […]
Business/Nonprofits / Metro
City approves construction of Popeyes on Mission Street, lounge on University Street

City approves construction of Popeyes on Mission Street, lounge on University Street

Construction will begin on another Mission Street fast food chain this summer. Popeyes Louisiana Chicken was approved for development at 807 S. Mission St. on Thursday, by the Mount Pleasant Planning Commission following a long debate about signage. Commissioners largely […]
Isabella County / Metro / Top Stories
Firefighters fight a house fire at 2185 Carter St. Saturday morning. (Photo by Catey Traylor)

Family of seven loses home in Saturday morning fire

A family of seven lost their home in a house fire at 2185 Carter St. on Saturday morning. No one was injured in the fire, which started in a closet on the lower level of the home, said Sgt. Richard […]


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